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Bug 100318 - Portage cvs pkg_warn support
Summary: Portage cvs pkg_warn support
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Enhancement/Feature Requests (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-07-25 22:23 UTC by Alec Warner
Modified: 2005-07-26 18:47 UTC (History)
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Description Alec Warner archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2005-07-25 22:23:25 UTC
See relevant threads on gentoo-dev[1] and gentoo-portage-dev[2]

Add a pkg_warn() function that emerge can then call to display warning 
information during an emerge -pv <package>

The warning would be used to print out upgrade path information along with known 
problems with the package.  This is useful prior to installation so that an 
administrator can have knowledge of difficulties prior to installation and 
prepare for them.

This is planned for CVS ( per Jason ).  Not sure if patching against current cvs 
would be at all useful, or to wait until more of the new code is done ( ie is 
doebuild being gutted?  I thought so... ).

Comment 1 Jason Stubbs (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-07-26 03:25:40 UTC
Still talking. Brian has already brought up issues with it. 
(It won't be forgotten about without a bug either) 
Comment 2 Alec Warner archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2005-07-26 18:47:17 UTC
Talked about on gentoo-portage, encouraging decent changelog use and using 
current -l feature to give output.